Part of the Fundamental Manufacturing Processes Video Series, this program introduces many primary gear terms and definitions, including involute curve, base circle, pitch circle, pitch point, line of action, outside circle, root circle, and many others. Also featured are the various gear forms, functions, axis positions, and gear machining and finishing processes.
The gear machining methods segment features detailed examinations of hobbing, shaping, broaching, and milling.
The gear finishing processes segment explains the benefits of finishing operations and highlights the shaving, honing, form grinding, and involute-generation grinding processes.
By Philip D Rufe, CMfgE
By Ahmad K Elshennawy, Gamal S Weheba, PhD